Sunday, 5 October 2014

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop - Sketch 2

                                          Welcome to my blog page.

If you are following the blog hop, this is the second INKspired blog hop and you have arrived here from Cherie Davies blog, so an extra cheery welcome to you!

Spring is finally here which means Christmas is fast approaching, hence the overload of my Christmas card designs. My schedule is tight so I know that I just have to keep plodding away in order to get my cards completed...I hope you all love Christmas as much as I do and draw some inspiration from my cards :)

                        This fortnight we were given quite a simple sketch, so I decided to challenge 
                           myself by using designer series paper (something I don't use very often).

   I am really happy with how
   my card turned out. 
   I think I got a little carried 
   away with the snowflake 
   theme, but it all ties in
   so nicely together that I 
   couldn't help myself.

   Loving the snowflake 

   Think I have a new love for
    designer series paper too:)

I used white embossing powder to emboss the MERRY stamp image and the 'Christmas', and 'Peace & Joy' stamps are from the Good Greetings Stamp set that is being offered in a current promotion. You will also notice that the green 'at' on the inside of the card is actually handwritten with a green galore marker.

                   Next stop is the very talented Kabrina Piirlaid, click below to hop to her blog.

Thanks for stopping by, below is the list of products I have used. If you right click on the picture and then click on the link, it will take you directly to my online shop....Happy Shopping! 

                                                                           Janelle :)


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Kabrina, trying to step outside of my comfort zone this year with Christmas cards :)

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Barb. I am usually just an ink and cardstock girl when it comes to cards but decided to challenge myself with patterned paper on this one :)

  3. Janelle, love the christmas card with patterned paper,what a great challenge that you pulled off beautifully.

    1. Thanks Maree, I have to challenge myself otherwise I find all my projects look too similar.

  4. beautiful card Janelle. Love your use of DSP, it really sets it off

  5. Love this colour combo and the way you carried the snowflake theme on Janelle. Great Take on the sketch challenge too!

    1. Thanks Narelle, it's an awesome stamp to use with embossing. I hated snowflakes until this year :)

  6. I was going to use both these stamps! Funny if I had.

    Love the Christmas card :)

  7. That would have just meant you have good tastes like me hahaha.

  8. Simply beautiful Janelle. I am now sold on this stamp set after seeing how many times it has been so beautifully used in this challenge. I love how you have perfectly matched the inside with the colours and the flags. Louise xo

    1. Thanks Louise. I have to admit, I wasn't too keen on this stamp set at first but ordered it anyway...and have to say I am loving it now that I can see how effective it is on cards :)



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